HIPAA Security Rule

HIPAA Help: What Are the 3 Standards of the HIPAA Security Rule?

Between August 2020 and July 2021, there were 706 healthcare data breaches. This involved exposure to over 500 records and healthcare data for 44,368,781 people. That represents an average of 58.8 breaches of about 3.70 million records a month. All healthcare providers, health plans, or healthcare clearinghouses, should feel alarmed. The COVID-19 pandemic has created …

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How To Prepare for HIPAA Risk Assessments

Increasingly, healthcare providers are learning to utilize the extensive benefits of online tools like patient portals. These tools enable more efficient communication between providers and patients. Moreover, they allow patients increased access to medical records and test results. These are just a few of the benefits that providers have come to recognize. However, there is …

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7 Essential Components of Quality HIPAA Compliance Services

It’s been over twenty years since the Health Insurance Provider and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was put into motion. Many factors have evolved since then. There have been numerous advancements in technology that introduce new circumstances surrounding data security. If you’re operating a business in the healthcare field or medical practice, you may need to hire …

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The Importance of HIPAA Compliance Training for Psychologists

Every day, psychologists become more and more important in the world. There was already a brewing mental health crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, people everywhere are struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, and worse. Yet, not all psychologists take their jobs as seriously as others. Some don’t even go through HIPAA compliance training, …

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How To Interpret Your HIPAA Risk Analysis Results

Is your business meeting the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules? Have you completed a HIPAA risk assessment and HIPAA risk analysis? Organizations that fail to comply put patients’ protected health information (PHI) at risk. Failure to adhere to HIPAA standards carries hefty fines. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) charged the largest financial …

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The Importance of Professional Risk Assessment for HIPAA Compliance

Within the past few years, there were 4 billion confidential records compromised within the workplace. If you are a covered entity, these facts may be startling to you. After all, you work with private patient information, and those patients expect you to keep their details secure. That is why hiring a service to provide a …

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Key Advantages of Online HIPAA Training

As you probably already know, HIPAA is a federal law that created national standards to protect sensitive information from being disclosed without a patient’s permission. Therefore, HIPAA compliance is not an option if you’re a medical practice, insurance company, nursing home, pharmacy, insurance company, or clearinghouse (to name a few).  In truth, it’s a two-fold benefit. One, …

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How to Handle HIPAA Violations

A patient’s medical history is immensely valuable. As a healthcare provider, it’s an essential duty on your part to protect against any violations of patient privacy. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible.  Even the best of offices can fall victim to an information breach. Skilled hackers constantly prowl the internet to find people’s medical data. Sometimes …

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Everything You Need to Know About Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Are you a medical organization, wondering if you’re HIPAA compliant? You’ve probably implemented changes in the past to safeguard the privacy of your data. Have you considered the benefits of cybersecurity in healthcare? In recent years, there have been over 500 healthcare data breaches annually. An IBM report revealed that the average cost of a US …

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HIPAA Security Reminders

 

HIPAA Security Suite has developed a weekly HIPAA Security Reminder series that’s FREE for all of us who are responsible for, or engaged in, the use and protection of PHI.

Pursuant to Section 164.308(a)(5) of the HIPAA Security Rule, the Standard states: Implement a security awareness and training program for all members of its workforce (including management).

This standard is part of our Best Practices Recommendations for HIPAA Security Suite users, but it’s available for FREE to anyone who wants to comply with HIPAA using the easiest, best tools available.

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